This CD edition of MELODIES OF JEROME KERN collects both the original LPs Vols. 1 & 2 as performed by David Daniels, June Ericson, Warren Galjour, Jay Harnick and Christina Lind, and accompanied by The John Morris Trio and The Ben Ludlow Orchestra.
Producers: Edward Jablonski, Leon Seidel.
Reissue Producers: Ken Bloom, Bill Rudman.
Recorded in New York, New York in 1955. Includes original liner notes by Alfred Simon and reissue liner notes by Ken Bloom and Bill Rudman.
Digitally remastered by Doug Pomeroy.
Personnel: Art Ryerson, Don Arnone (guitar); Myor Rosen (harp); Louis Stone (cello); Franklin Schwartz (woodwinds); John A. Morris (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Alfred Simon; Ken Bloom.
Arranger: John A. Morris.
Melodies: The 1955 Walden Sessions features some of Jerome Kern's less-recognized songs performed by such artists as Christina Lind, David Daniels, Warren Galiour, and June Ericson. Since these four vocalists handle most of the singing on the 20 included songs, there's not quite as much variety as one might like. But those who admire these four, or just plain admire interpretations of Kern's compositions, should find this delightful at the least. ~ Jason Birchmeier